KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates
Last Sunday (July 5) the sitting Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike won the election by a large margin, however she’ll have bumpy roads ahead.
Key messages include:
1. Covid-19 is again on rise notably in Tokyo. Big portions are those who work in the night life districts. A quick and effective measure is urgent.
2. Cost sharing issue on Tokyo Olympic Games postponement will be a headache. In any case, Tokyo will see a major decline in tax revenues and will probably be forced to issue bonds.
3. PM Abe may be lured to go for a snap election.
Watch the video to learn more!